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Bonding Orbital

A molecular orbit lower in energy than any of the atomic orbitals from which it is derived, lends stability to a molecule or ion when populated with electron.

Flotation

Method by which hydrophobic (water-repelling) particles of an ore are separated from hydrophilic (water-attracting) particles of a metallurgical pretreatment process.

Primary Standard

A substance of a known high degree of purity that undergoes one invariable reaction with the other reactant of interest.

All Chemicals - Chemical Glossary

The Chemical Glossary currently has 651 chemical entries. You may search the Chemical Glossary by entering the keyword in the search box or by browsing the entire chemical glossary by letter in alphabetical order.

Isoelectric

Having the same electronic configurations.

Neutron

A neutral subatomic particle having a mass of 1.0087 amu.

Weak Electrolyte

A substance that conducts electricity poorly in a dilute aqueous solution.

Law of Combining Volumes (Gay-Lussac's Law)

At constant temperature and pressure, the volumes of reacting gases (and any gaseous products) can be expressed as ratios of small whole numbers.

 

Reaction Quotient

The mass action expression under any set of conditions (not necessarily equlibrium), its magnitude relative to K determines the direction in which the reaction must occur to establish equilibrium.

Amine

Derivatives of ammonia in which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by organic groups.